Newest states in play: Pennsylvania and Minnesota? Update: Romney by one in Colorado

posted at 4:01 pm on October 29, 2012 by Allahpundit

I’m trying to maintain a healthy eeyorish skepticism here but it’s getting harder. Yesterday the AP reported that Biden was headed to Scranton and that Romney — maybe — was headed to Minnesota. Today? Reports of a $2 million ad buy by Mitt’s Super PAC across Pennsylvania, including Philly, and a hastily arranged visit by the Big Dog to Minnesota as part of his midwestern swing on O’s behalf:

As the presidential race narrows in Minnesota, former President Bill Clinton is planning to visit here this week to shore up support for President Barack Obama.

Details of the Tuesday visit are still being worked out. The former president’s visit is part of a Midwest swing that includes Minnesota, Iowa, Colorado, Ohio, Virginia, New Hampshire and Wisconsin, the Obama campaign said. All year, the six other states have been considered battleground areas in the presidential race…

The sudden attention comes as both campaigns have started buying advertising time in Minnesota, which had been lacking until last week.

Question for campaign pros: Is there any reason Biden or Clinton would spend a minute in these states if they weren’t legitimately in play, albeit still likely to go for O? I can understand Romney spending a bit of time and money there for strategic reasons, even if he thought he had no real chance, as an attempt to bluff Obama into spending resources to defend them. But it’s harder for me to imagine Team O being suckered by that bluff if their own internal polls had them comfortably ahead. There’s no way they’d be buying ads in Minnesota with money that could be better spent trying to win Florida or Virginia unless they really felt they needed to, right? And if we’re suddenly seeing enough movement towards Romney in the midwest and Rust Belt to make Minnesota and Pennsylvania kinda sorta competitive, then what’s going on in Wisconsin and Ohio, where Team Mitt is pouring in time and money? You already know what Rasmussen says about the latter; he also had the former tied as of a few days ago, but his is the only poll of Wisconsin in the past 12 days. Note to pollsters: Time to fix that, ASAP.

As for the national polls, they’re all over the map suddenly. Pew has the race tied, Rasmussen has Romney by two, and both Gallup and the Battleground Poll have Romney by five. Even Pew sees cause for optimism, though. Exit quotation: “When the sample is narrowed to likely voters, the balance of opinion shifts slightly in Romney’s direction, as it did in early October. This reflects Romney’s turnout advantage over Obama, which could loom larger as Election Day approaches… Indeed, surveys over the past month have found Republicans becoming much more upbeat about the race and about Mitt Romney himself.”

Update: CNN becomes the second outfit today to find Romney up by one thin point in Colorado — despite Obama leading among independents by eight(!). ARG had Romney ahead earlier by the same margin. The last six polls in the state have gone R+1, R+1, O+1, O+4, Tie, R+4.


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The reason I was so confident in saying so was that I knew that Mitt would appeal strongly to independents. And that is just what we are seeing.

MJBrutus on October 29, 2012 at 5:19 PM

Hard to imagine that Santorum would be in the same position at this point in the election. But here is the interesting thing. If Romney prevails and Obama loses, how will the rat-eared wonder make this the fault of somebody else. Even Al Gore talked about going back to Tenn and mending fences. Obama doesn’t take responsibility for anything.

Happy Nomad on October 29, 2012 at 5:31 PM

?????

ghostwriter on October 29, 2012 at 5:30 PM

It has a reprobate mind.

tom daschle concerned on October 29, 2012 at 5:32 PM

And if bin Laden could be resurrected, I suspect your ecstasy would be complete.

chumpThreads on October 29, 2012 at 5:24 PM

If Saddam Hussein could be resurrected, I susupect your ecstasy would be complete.

weaselyone on October 29, 2012 at 5:32 PM

Page 3 and still no Gumby.

JPeterman on October 29, 2012 at 5:33 PM

Except here in Minny we have lakes and the vast majority of us have full sets of teeth.

Bruno Strozek on October 29, 2012 at 5:29 PM

You also have lizard people and a propensity of electing utterly insane people to high office. You also have a Senator who did not win the majority of votes. But go ahead and keep trash talking, we know the score.

Happy Nomad on October 29, 2012 at 5:34 PM

Anyone else notice that or am I just seeing things through my own…lens?

Rational Thought on October 29, 2012 at 5:02 PM

No, you’re right, he looks weak and his voice is hoarse from shouting his Romney hatred at his adoring (but shrinking) crowds several times a day.

But besides all that, I think he’s dropping his “g”s to appeal to the Katrina-victim types. He can’t go full into his fake southern black dialect, this as close as he can go with a mostly white mid-atlantic audience. It’s his balanced approach, you know.

UltimateBob on October 29, 2012 at 5:35 PM

Meh, no worries about the teeth. Worry about the knuckles.

Limerick on October 29, 2012 at 5:31 PM

Injured while dragging, no doubt…

Bruno Strozek on October 29, 2012 at 5:36 PM

Ben Shapiro over at Breitbart is touting Ras polls:

According to the latest Rasmussen state polls, Mitt Romney is in position to win the presidency; he should win at least 279 electoral votes. Romney leads in Florida, Ohio, Virginia, Colorado, and New Hampshire; Obama leads in Pennsylvania and Nevada. Wisconsin and Iowa are tied. Were Romney to win both Wisconsin and Iowa, he’d secure another 16 electoral votes, putting him at 295 electoral votes. By way of contrast, George W. Bush won 286 electoral votes in 2004.

This is the first time that Rasmussen polls have shown Romney winning enough electoral votes to win the presidency. Trends are in Romney’s direction, with just over a week until election day.

If Ras is as accurate as he typically is, this thing is over…with room to spare.

weaselyone on October 29, 2012 at 5:36 PM

Page 3 and still no Gumby.

JPeterman on October 29, 2012 at 5:33 PM

Too busy getting ready with duties on the Homecoming committee. Crepe Paper does not hang itself.

Happy Nomad on October 29, 2012 at 5:36 PM

Tell you what, chumpo, we’ll trade you for a resurrected Obama bin Laden for a dead UAW.

Lanceman on October 29, 2012 at 5:31 PM

Of course you would.

chumpThreads on October 29, 2012 at 5:37 PM

You also have lizard people and a propensity of electing utterly insane people to high office.

Happy Nomad on October 29, 2012 at 5:34 PM

After you live here a while you realize this a a feature, not a bug.

Bruno Strozek on October 29, 2012 at 5:38 PM

Rational Thought on October 29, 2012 at 5:02 PM

Tiny Tim coming down to earth faster than the Hindenburg.

Schadenfreude on October 29, 2012 at 5:39 PM

Breaking: Barry wins Sri Lanka and Uzbekistan. Game over.

Limerick on October 29, 2012 at 5:39 PM

He has looked rather pitiful of late…

Rational Thought on October 29, 2012 at 5:26 PM

Indeed. He looked tired of late, petty, small, off his game/shtick (which is a good thing, he can’t lie convincingly anymore) his eyes sunk in their orbits, i’d almost say he has dark/black circle under his eyes, but don’t ask me how I know that :)….wacist, I know :)…but seriously, there’s something about his eye sockets and the vacuous, absent-minded look on his face of late that makes him look almost like a deranged individual…

jimver on October 29, 2012 at 5:39 PM

Happy Nomad on October 29, 2012 at 5:31 PM

He’ll blame BiteMe :-)

MJBrutus on October 29, 2012 at 5:39 PM

Of course you would.

chumpThreads on October 29, 2012 at 5:37 PM

In a heartbeat. Throw the NEA in there for good measure.

Lanceman on October 29, 2012 at 5:40 PM

How sweet it w/b.

Schadenfreude on October 29, 2012 at 5:19 PM

And if bin Laden could be resurrected, I suspect your ecstasy would be complete.

chumpThreads on October 29, 2012 at 5:24 PM

Liar. I despise Bin Laden more than anyone. I also know that he was as much as dead since Dec. of 2002, fool.

It’s hilarious to watch you. May you, with all the other rats of Obama, go under with his ship. May all who brung such a travesty upon the land be punished and not forgiven, eternally. You are truly the lowest scum of the Earth.

Schadenfreude on October 29, 2012 at 5:41 PM

Osama is dead, and so is ambassador Stevens. Obama had them both killed.

Schadenfreude on October 29, 2012 at 5:42 PM

Saw this on another thread:

New Pew poll has Obama and Romney tied at 47% each. Romney wins indies by 8%, but is losing quite a bit of GOP crossover support to Obama.

gumbyandpokey on October 29, 2012 at 1:39 PM

That boy ain’t right.

Somehow, we are to believe that GOP votes will break harder for obama in ’12 than in ’08.

Why am I bothering.

Oh yeah. It’s funny.

Lanceman on October 29, 2012 at 5:42 PM

If Saddam Hussein could be resurrected, I susupect your ecstasy would be complete.

weaselyone on October 29, 2012 at 5:32 PM

My ecstasy would be complete if the 4,000+ American service men and women and hundreds of thousands of Iraqi civilians killed in a needless war, hadn’t perished.

chumpThreads on October 29, 2012 at 5:44 PM

chumpThreads on October 29, 2012 at 5:44 PM

And you would be able to get them all to hold hands and sing Kym-Bah-Ya.

cozmo on October 29, 2012 at 5:46 PM

My ecstasy would be complete if the 4,000+ American service men and women and hundreds of thousands of Iraqi civilians killed in a needless war, hadn’t perished.

chumpThreads on October 29, 2012 at 5:44 PM

Might wanna tell that to your boy, boy.

More Americans killed in Afgonistan under obama than Bush.

But he was gonna end the wars and close Gitmo, lower the seas and heal the planet, too.

Lanceman on October 29, 2012 at 5:46 PM

Ben Shapiro over at Breitbart is touting Ras polls:

According to the latest Rasmussen state polls, Mitt Romney is in position to win the presidency; he should win at least 279 electoral votes. Romney leads in Florida, Ohio, Virginia, Colorado, and New Hampshire; Obama leads in Pennsylvania and Nevada. Wisconsin and Iowa are tied. Were Romney to win both Wisconsin and Iowa, he’d secure another 16 electoral votes, putting him at 295 electoral votes. By way of contrast, George W. Bush won 286 electoral votes in 2004.

This is the first time that Rasmussen polls have shown Romney winning enough electoral votes to win the presidency. Trends are in Romney’s direction, with just over a week until election day.

If Ras is as accurate as he typically is, this thing is over…with room to spare.

weaselyone on October 29, 2012 at 5:36 PM

In the week prior to the election in 2008; Rasumussen published a Ohio poll showing Obama winning the state with 4 points.
Actual election result margin: 4.6% – Almost perfect prediction

The fact that the latest Rasmussen poll in OH this year has Romney up 2% is HUGE. The margin will, like in 2008, probably be a little higher in Romney’s favor since undecideds break for the challenger.

Norwegian on October 29, 2012 at 5:46 PM

That boy ain’t right.

Somehow, we are to believe that GOP votes will break harder for obama in ’12 than in ’08.

Why am I bothering.

Oh yeah. It’s funny.

Lanceman on October 29, 2012 at 5:42 PM

This has already been thoroughly debunked. That very poll he was referencing has Romney with an increase in the Republican vote over ’08 exit polling.

weaselyone on October 29, 2012 at 5:46 PM

Del Dolemonte on October 29, 2012 at 4:25 PM

Hey champ, you realize Mittens will lose his home state in a landslide, don’t you, you hypocritical hack?

So what’s your point again.

Daily kos kuckoo on October 29, 2012 at 4:48 PM

Wasn’t aware you had changed your name here, chump.

My point about Gore losing Tennessee was to point out to chump that Democrats don’t always run well oiled campaigns. And that would be also true in 2012, as O’bamna stupidly spent $200 million constructing an imaginary caricature of Romney, only to have it come crashing down in the first debate.

As for Romney and Massachusetts, first of all I don’t think he’s actively campaigning there because he knows he can’t win. How does that make me the “hypocrite” here? F-

But don’t look now, but…in Massachusetts just 4 weeks ago, the NY Times-owned Boston Globe “poll” had O’bamna up over Romney by 27 points.

In the past 4 weeks, Romney has cut that lead in half.

That’s a huge lead for O’bamna to blow in a Firewall State.

F- again.

Del Dolemonte on October 29, 2012 at 5:46 PM

chumpThreads on October 29, 2012 at 5:44 PM

‘When you wish upon a star……’

Limerick on October 29, 2012 at 5:47 PM

chumpThreads on October 29, 2012 at 5:44 PM

Many Soldiers are dead in Afghanistan due to the Obama idiotic war strategies. So are many civilians, chidren. Many women in the world are less free due to Obama. You fail to mention them.

I don’t like GWB for much of what he did, or did not do, but you live in and consume the contents of Obama’s azz. It ain’t Beluga caviar, chump.

Schadenfreude on October 29, 2012 at 5:47 PM

chumpThreads on October 29, 2012 at 5:44 PM

Name one people who are more free due to Obama. Pls. don’t name the SEIU and the Black Panthers. I know about them already.

Schadenfreude on October 29, 2012 at 5:48 PM

If Saddam Hussein could be resurrected, I susupect your ecstasy would be complete.

weaselyone on October 29, 2012 at 5:32 PM

My ecstasy would be complete if the 4,000+ American service men and women and hundreds of thousands of Iraqi civilians killed in a needless war, hadn’t perished.

chumpThreads on October 29, 2012 at 5:44 PM

Like you give a rat ass about the service members, you fluking hypocrite, take your crocodile tears somewhere else, phoney.

jimver on October 29, 2012 at 5:49 PM

This has already been thoroughly debunked. That very poll he was referencing has Romney with an increase in the Republican vote over ’08 exit polling.

weaselyone on October 29, 2012 at 5:46 PM

Yeah, I know. I only wish I’D thought of that nonsense when I was trolling last night! :D

Lanceman on October 29, 2012 at 5:49 PM

chumpThreads on October 29, 2012 at 5:24 PM

Poor, poor, poor little chump. Your tears will be even more sweet. Lol! Fool!

Bmore on October 29, 2012 at 5:50 PM

Doughboy on October 29, 2012 at 4:51 PM

Did all you morons miss Del’s post where he was bleating about Gore’s loss of ultra-red Tennessee and acting like it was significant and damning?

Try reading the thread a little before going full retard.

Daily kos kuckoo on October 29, 2012 at 4:59 PM

Well Articulated! Alinsky taught you well. A+

Romney doesn’t need MA to win the White House.

If you had any reading comprehension at all, all I correctly said was that Gore would never have needed to win the Swing State of Florida to win the White House if he had won his own home state instead. What about that Simple Fact is so hard for you to understand?

Z-

Del Dolemonte on October 29, 2012 at 5:51 PM

Might wanna tell that to your boy, boy.

More Americans killed in Afgonistan under obama than Bush.

But he was gonna end the wars and close Gitmo, lower the seas and heal the planet, too.

Lanceman on October 29, 2012 at 5:46 PM

…and Obama said “Afghanistan is my war”…as opposed to Iraq.

Schadenfreude on October 29, 2012 at 5:51 PM

Del Dolemonte on October 29, 2012 at 5:51 PM

OMG…the sin of facts!

Limerick on October 29, 2012 at 5:53 PM

My ecstasy would be complete if the 4,000+ American service men and women and hundreds of thousands of Iraqi civilians killed in a needless war, hadn’t perished.

chumpThreads on October 29, 2012 at 5:44 PM

It’s cute that you are already retreating into the annoying minority party mode.

lorien1973 on October 29, 2012 at 5:53 PM

Gumby busy putting those fake Greek columns back in storage…he won’t be needing them this time

LaRepublican on October 29, 2012 at 5:54 PM

And if bin Laden could be resurrected, I suspect your ecstasy would be complete.

chumpThreads on October 29, 2012 at 5:24 PM

You must be so proud of the fact that right after O’bamna and Biden killed OBL with their bare hands, the Associated Press had to sample almost twice as many Democrats as Republicans to get Dear Leader’s Job Approval to tick up by 5 points.

After the first 9/11, Chimpy Bush skyrocketed to 90% Job Approval. With no al-AP Poll Massaging needed.

Del Dolemonte on October 29, 2012 at 5:54 PM

lower the seas and heal the planet, too.

Lanceman on October 29, 2012 at 5:46 PM

I don’t suppose New Jersey and Virginia would say the seas are lower right now. Snorkels for everyone!

Limerick on October 29, 2012 at 5:56 PM

My ecstasy would be complete if the 4,000+ American service men and women and hundreds of thousands of Iraqi civilians killed in a needless war, hadn’t perished.

chumpThreads on October 29, 2012 at 5:44 PM

What about the four “Americans that needlessly died in a terrorist attakc that could have been prevented?

ghostwriter on October 29, 2012 at 5:56 PM

Why has anyone not talked about the fact that the GOP won the absentee ballots in PA? http://www.gop.com/news/gop-blog/gop-rout-in-pennsylvania-absentee-ballot-returns/

Not just a victory, but a landslide.

mboyle1988 on October 29, 2012 at 5:56 PM

Lanceman on October 29, 2012 at 5:42 PM

RuPoll lied about the crossovers. I posted the actual Pew results up the thread. Romney is losing only 6% of Republicans. McCain lost 9%.

Resist We Much on October 29, 2012 at 5:57 PM

After the first 9/11, Chimpy Bush skyrocketed to 90% Job Approval. With no al-AP Poll Massaging needed.

Del Dolemonte on October 29, 2012 at 5:54 PM

Funny thing. I don’t remember Chimpy rushing in front of the camera when the troops got Saddam.

Who was it that said “Ladies and gentlemen, we got him”.

I seem to remember Bush, sorry, Chimpy left the accolades to the military leaders.

Lanceman on October 29, 2012 at 5:57 PM

mboyle1988 on October 29, 2012 at 5:56 PM

Because they haven’t announced they found a car trunk full of ballots at the moment.

Limerick on October 29, 2012 at 5:57 PM

If Ras is as accurate as he typically is, this thing is over…with room to spare.

weaselyone on October 29, 2012 at 5:36 PM

Rasmussen underestimated Obama’s margin in swing states across the board in 2008.

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/elections/election_2008/2008_presidential_election/final_rasmussen_poll_results_presidential_election

Now is not the time to get cocky, there is still A LOT of work to do.

alchemist19 on October 29, 2012 at 5:58 PM

What about the four “Americans that needlessly died in a terrorist attakc that could have been prevented?

ghostwriter on October 29, 2012 at 5:56 PM

No, you haven’t stopped beating your wife.

chumpThreads on October 29, 2012 at 5:59 PM

RuPoll lied about the crossovers. I posted the actual Pew results up the thread. Romney is losing only 6% of Republicans. McCain lost 9%.

Resist We Much on October 29, 2012 at 5:57 PM

Bullsh!t. Ain’t any self-respecting Rethugs gonna vote for obama. 0.6% I can believe. Not 6%.

Lanceman on October 29, 2012 at 5:59 PM

Now is not the time to get cocky, there is still A LOT of work to do.

alchemist19 on October 29, 2012 at 5:58 PM

THIS! X10 squared squared squared.

Limerick on October 29, 2012 at 6:00 PM

My ecstasy would be complete if the 4,000+ American service men and women and hundreds of thousands of Iraqi civilians killed in a needless war, hadn’t perished.

chumpThreads on October 29, 2012 at 5:44 PM

Funny how your Democrat Media breathlessly counted down to the 1,000th, 2,000th, 3,000th, and 4,000th US military deaths in Afghanistan. Yet just a couple of weeks ago, when we passed 2,000 dead in Afghanistan, they ignored it. I wonder why?

Are you proud that more US military people have died in Afghanistan on Dear Leader’s Watch than died there in the 8 years Chimpy was in office? Or is that “irrelevant”?

PS: According to Dept. of Defense statistics, in the 8 years Democrat Bill Clinton was Commander in Chief, more US military people died in non-combat (accidents, etc) than have died in combat in Iraq and Afghanistan combined.

Thanks for Playing!

Del Dolemonte on October 29, 2012 at 6:00 PM

And if bin Laden could be resurrected, I suspect your ecstasy would be complete.

chumpThreads on October 29, 2012 at 5:24 PM

Stupid comment of the day. Gives you a glimpse into the ‘minds’ and souls of leftists…worst scum of the Earth!

Schadenfreude on October 29, 2012 at 6:01 PM

Rasmussen underestimated Obama’s margin in swing states across the board in 2008.

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/elections/election_2008/2008_presidential_election/final_rasmussen_poll_results_presidential_election

Now is not the time to get cocky, there is still A LOT of work to do.

alchemist19 on October 29, 2012 at 5:58 PM

Agreed that there is still work to do.

A couple of points about ’08, Obama had the enthusiasm and momentum going all the way up to election day.

Obama did not have the pressure of an incumbency that typically sees undecided voters swing toward the challenger on election day.

I am in agreement that we need to continue pushing.

However, I will not lower my optimism one bit.

weaselyone on October 29, 2012 at 6:02 PM

No, you haven’t stopped beating your wife.

chumpThreads on October 29, 2012 at 5:59 PM

What kinda cr*pola is that? There is snark and there is STOOPID. You got STOOPID all over your shoes.

Limerick on October 29, 2012 at 6:02 PM

Gumby busy putting those fake Greek columns back in storage…he won’t be needing them this time

LaRepublican on October 29, 2012 at 5:54 PM

Too bad the greenie can’t eat foam.

Schadenfreude on October 29, 2012 at 6:03 PM

I suspect your ecstasy would be complete.

chumpThreads on October 29, 2012 at 5:24 PM

There is NO bigger ecstasy than to see Obama and you lose.

I’m looking for this, but with bigger number. Nov. 7 w/b sweet…but not for you. You’ll be stinky.

Schadenfreude on October 29, 2012 at 6:06 PM

And if bin Laden could be resurrected, I suspect your ecstasy would be complete.

chumpThreads on October 29, 2012 at 5:24 PM

“Obama, we are ALL Osamas ! ”
Comforting.

pambi on October 29, 2012 at 6:07 PM

AP: CNN haven’t released their own CO poll. That article references the ARG numbers.

Ponz on October 29, 2012 at 6:08 PM

I’m looking for this,

Schadenfreude on October 29, 2012 at 6:06 PM

Real man. real leader.

Lanceman on October 29, 2012 at 6:08 PM

No, you haven’t stopped beating your wife.

chumpThreads on October 29, 2012 at 5:59 PM

How does it feel to know that your little hero is a failure?

ghostwriter on October 29, 2012 at 6:08 PM

chumpThreads on October 29, 2012 at 5:24 PM

You’re a scumbag.

Your presence here only proves you’re worried…and you should be. Be afraid, very afraid.

CW on October 29, 2012 at 6:09 PM

ghostwriter on October 29, 2012 at 5:56 PM

No, you haven’t stopped beating your wife.

chumpThreads on October 29, 2012 at 5:59 PM

Chump you couldn’t care less about those 4 people as long as Obama wins. You really are scum.

CW on October 29, 2012 at 6:10 PM

Page 3 and still no Gumby.

JPeterman on October 29, 2012 at 5:33 PM

Too busy getting ready with duties on the Homecoming committee. Crepe Paper does not hang itself.

Happy Nomad on October 29, 2012 at 5:36 PM

Gumbey in Oahu already?? Man, that boy moves fast…

jimver on October 29, 2012 at 6:10 PM

No, you haven’t stopped beating your wife.

chumpThreads on October 29, 2012 at 5:59 PM

What kinda cr*pola is that? There is snark and there is STOOPID. You got STOOPID all over your shoes.

Limerick on October 29, 2012 at 6:02 PM

He’s slow-witted and trying to be clever with predictably feeeble results. He was actually doing mom jokes on this thread…

ghostwriter on October 29, 2012 at 6:11 PM

I have to say I’ve been reading this thread with much amusement. I can’t quite figure out what everyone is so happy about. What happened today…

–Late last night the Battleground poll came out showing Obama +1, which was a shock since Brit Hume was going gaga over the Romney 5pt lead he promised it would show. Oh, it was just the Republican guy in the survey said Romney would win by 5. Yeah, that’s the same thing.

–Rasmussen comes out and shows Obama only down 2 pts, having been down 4 a few days earlier. Again, not good news.

–Ras shows Mitt up 2 in Ohio. Can understand the happiness here, even if the sample is bad and Romney loses Independents (a trend that is taking hold in some battleground states).

–Gallup comes out and shows their big lead for Romney. Either Gallup will be the most sought after pollster or completely discredited.

–Pew releases a poll that says the race is tied. Wow.

–CNN releases a poll that has Romney up 1 in Florida, supposedly his strongest battleground state. Pretty pathetic.

–ARG releases a national poll showing the race tied. Wow.

–ABC/Wash Post tracker now has the race tied after ROmney had a 3 pt lead a few days earlier. Great news.

–ARG releases a poll of Colorado showing Romney up by 1 pt. Previously, he had lead by 4 pts. So, he’s bleeding off his lead there.

It doesn’t take much to excite you guys, does it?

gumbyandpokey on October 29, 2012 at 6:12 PM

Chump you couldn’t care less about those 4 people as long as Obama wins. You really are scum.

CW on October 29, 2012 at 6:10 PM

As well as a hypocrite. He wants us to believe that he cares about 4,000 nameless troops, when he doesn’t care about 4 Americans in particular.

ghostwriter on October 29, 2012 at 6:13 PM

RuPoll lied about the crossovers. I posted the actual Pew results up the thread. Romney is losing only 6% of Republicans. McCain lost 9%.

Resist We Much on October 29, 2012 at 5:57 PM

What perentage of dems are crossong over to romney? Any idea? At par or more?

jimver on October 29, 2012 at 6:13 PM

gumbyandpokey on October 29, 2012 at 6:12 PM

Watching the Tigers pull a Rangers was a tough pill to choke down.

Limerick on October 29, 2012 at 6:14 PM

Whenever and wherever there’s a tie, the challenger always wins.

Schadenfreude on October 29, 2012 at 6:15 PM

Hey! Quick question……..

The left keeps making the claim that conservatives are seething at their choice for President and are not going to support Romney with great enthusiasm. I don’t see it. I don’t know any conservative that isn’t chomping at the bit to vote for Mitt Romney. Anybody have a different experience?

Happy Nomad on October 29, 2012 at 6:15 PM

How does it feel to know that your little hero is a failure?

ghostwriter on October 29, 2012 at 6:08 PM

Apparently you still haven’t stopped beating your wife!

chumpThreads on October 29, 2012 at 6:16 PM

I don’t know any conservative that isn’t chomping at the bit to vote for Mitt Romney. Anybody have a different experience?

Happy Nomad on October 29, 2012 at 6:15 PM

The pro Romneys and the anti-Obamas are united.

It’s a lethal force and chump and dopey know it.

Schadenfreude on October 29, 2012 at 6:17 PM

Happy Nomad on October 29, 2012 at 6:15 PM

Me. I don’t see chomping at the bit in DFW but I don’t see many unicorns or butterflies without sweat on their brows either.

Limerick on October 29, 2012 at 6:18 PM

It doesn’t take much to excite you guys, does it?

gumbyandpokey on October 29, 2012 at 6:12 PM

This coming from RuPuke who beats it all day long with the few lonely polls that show obama ahead in front of him :)…bit rich, doncha think….

jimver on October 29, 2012 at 6:19 PM

How does it feel to know that your little hero is a failure?

ghostwriter on October 29, 2012 at 6:08 PM

Apparently you still haven’t stopped beating your wife!

chumpThreads on October 29, 2012 at 6:16 PM

Speaking of wives, do you think Michelle will show up for Romney’s inauguration? Personally, I don’t think that she has the class to be gracious, but I hope to be pleasantly surprised.

ghostwriter on October 29, 2012 at 6:19 PM

Give it up. Al Frankenstein’s army will make up the difference. No problem. Better to make a go at a less corrupt state. Like Illinois…

HiJack on October 29, 2012 at 6:20 PM

Personally, I don’t think that she has the class to be gracious, but I hope to be pleasantly surprised.

ghostwriter on October 29, 2012 at 6:19 PM

Maybe they’ll serve lobsters and she will…or they’ll put some on the helicopter. It it’s having a hard time lifting there will be two reasons for it.

Schadenfreude on October 29, 2012 at 6:21 PM

weaselyone on October 29, 2012 at 6:02 PM

Most of the polls were pretty close to the final numbers so it appears Rasmussen had some systematic problem in 2008. Hopefully he’s got it resolved this time around.

And I still like Rasmussen way better than Nate Silver’s model that has Obama winning about 75% of the undecided vote.

alchemist19 on October 29, 2012 at 6:21 PM

How does it feel to know that your little hero is a failure?

ghostwriter on October 29, 2012 at 6:08 PM

Apparently you still haven’t stopped beating your wife!

chumpThreads on October 29, 2012 at 6:16 PM

Apparently you haven’t stopped beating it, period…may I remind you that this is a public forum (not called kos) and yours (and gumbey’s) exhibitionism is not welcome…

jimver on October 29, 2012 at 6:21 PM

It doesn’t take much to excite you guys, does it?

gumbyandpokey on October 29, 2012 at 6:12 PM

Not really. Give me somebody comoetent in the WH as opposed to some second-rate “community organizer,” and I’m happy.

ghostwriter on October 29, 2012 at 6:22 PM

HiJack on October 29, 2012 at 6:20 PM

Hilarious! Arsenic or Belladonna, take your pick!

Limerick on October 29, 2012 at 6:22 PM

“Most of the polls were pretty close to the final numbers so it appears Rasmussen had some systematic problem in 2008. Hopefully he’s got it resolved this time around.

And I still like Rasmussen way better than Nate Silver’s model that has Obama winning about 75% of the undecided vote.

alchemist19 on October 29, 2012 at 6:21 PM”

Rasmussen also had problems in his 2010 Senate race polls, most notably Angle vs Reid.

gumbyandpokey on October 29, 2012 at 6:24 PM

Limerick on October 29, 2012 at 6:18 PM

Holy smokes !!
Early voting has been breaking records, Metroplex-wide !
Our experience is full of ‘chomping at the bit’ Romney supporters trying to get there, ASAP, if they hafta work on the 6th.

pambi on October 29, 2012 at 6:25 PM

It’s a lethal force and chump and dopey know it.

Schadenfreude on October 29, 2012 at 6:17 PM

Still shaking my head over the new “poll” from the NY Times-owned Boston Globe that came out yesterday. In MA, Romney is now trailing the incumbent by…14 points.

In that very same Boston Globe “poll” done from September 21st thru the 27th, Romney was trailing O’bamna in MA by…27

That is an Epic Collapse in a Democrat bastion, and it should be interesting to see how much of that was debate-related and how much was related to other things…

Del Dolemonte on October 29, 2012 at 6:26 PM

Gumby you’re so simplistic for one the ABC poll is now using a D plus
seven…I realize you prefer to stop any brain function prior to posting but you should try….AND even then the RCP still has Romney up overall..enjoy.

CW on October 29, 2012 at 6:26 PM

Rasmussen also had problems in his 2010 Senate race polls, most notably Angle vs Reid.

gumbyandpokey on October 29, 2012 at 6:24 PM

Or that black caddie trunk full of casino worker ballots wasn’t on Ras’ radar.

Limerick on October 29, 2012 at 6:26 PM

Speaking of wives, do you think Michelle will show up for Romney’s inauguration? Personally, I don’t think that she has the class to be gracious, but I hope to be pleasantly surprised.

ghostwriter on October 29, 2012 at 6:19 PM

Depends on whether or not lobster is on the menu at the lunch that follows. ;0

Happy Nomad on October 29, 2012 at 6:26 PM

Still shaking my head over the new “poll” from the NY Times-owned Boston Globe that came out yesterday. In MA, Romney is now trailing the incumbent by…14 points.

In that very same Boston Globe “poll” done from September 21st thru the 27th, Romney was trailing O’bamna in MA by…27

That is an Epic Collapse in a Democrat bastion, and it should be interesting to see how much of that was debate-related and how much was related to other things…

Del Dolemonte on October 29, 2012 at 6:26 PM

People in MA are notorious for turning on losers. Obama is the new Bill Buckner. :)

ghostwriter on October 29, 2012 at 6:27 PM

ABC has just changed PA and MN from Safe D to Lean D.

Atomic Firewalls, indeed.

Del Dolemonte on October 29, 2012 at 6:28 PM

Gumby do tell why do you not THINK when you post ? Who do you not bother looking at the way they use D+ 7 when that is so very unlikely?Are an idiot that likes to be led around by the nose?…that is my guess.

CW on October 29, 2012 at 6:28 PM

In MA, Romney is now trailing the incumbent by…14 points.

Del Dolemonte on October 29, 2012 at 6:26 PM

Who cares? It isn’t like MA is in play. Those electoral votes were banked months ago.

Happy Nomad on October 29, 2012 at 6:28 PM

One point in Colorado??

O up among Indies in Colorado?

I thought R was ahead by 10,000% among Indies?????

PappyD61 on October 29, 2012 at 6:29 PM

I see the trolls are upset at their coming defeat. That light at the end of the tunnel you’re in IS a train. It’s Romney’s train.

Hard Right on October 29, 2012 at 6:29 PM

ghostwriter on October 29, 2012 at 6:19 PM

Honestly, it wouldn’t surprise me if BHO doesn’t bother to show up !!
mooch ? Prolly in HAWAII, setting up the new digs.
Jus sayin’ … We know them well enought to think such.

pambi on October 29, 2012 at 6:29 PM

gumbyandpokey on October 29, 2012 at 6:24 PM

RuPuke has spokenen alas again and spewed yet another lie…

jimver on October 29, 2012 at 6:30 PM

And in other news, Lena Dunham’s sister reveals that Lena lost her virginity in a threesome with Obama and Big Bird.

ardenenoch on October 29, 2012 at 6:31 PM

Most of the polls were pretty close to the final numbers so it appears Rasmussen had some systematic problem in 2008. Hopefully he’s got it resolved this time around.

And I still like Rasmussen way better than Nate Silver’s model that has Obama winning about 75% of the undecided vote.

alchemist19 on October 29, 2012 at 6:21 PM

Silver’s model is a joke. Krugman got his panties in a bunch yesterday over Jordan’s critique of it, but he couldn’t come up with a single substantive argument to make in its favor.

ghostwriter on October 29, 2012 at 6:31 PM

ardenenoch on October 29, 2012 at 6:31 PM

Rolling Stone is all over it.

Limerick on October 29, 2012 at 6:31 PM

One point in Colorado??

O up among Indies in Colorado?

I thought R was ahead by 10,000% among Indies?????

PappyD61 on October 29, 2012 at 6:29 PM

Oh, shut up already…you’re so predictably boring..

jimver on October 29, 2012 at 6:31 PM

Speaking of wives, do you think Michelle will show up for Romney’s inauguration? Personally, I don’t think that she has the class to be gracious, but I hope to be pleasantly surprised.

ghostwriter on October 29, 2012 at 6:19 PM

Depends on whether or not lobster is on the menu at the lunch that follows. ;0

Happy Nomad on October 29, 2012 at 6:26 PM

The Dems’ side of the table along with their media friends will be served a full portion of crow with a generous glass of liberal tears to wash it down.

HiJack on October 29, 2012 at 6:32 PM

Del Dolemonte on October 29, 2012 at 6:26 PM

People in MA are notorious for turning on losers. Obama is the new Bill Buckner. :)

ghostwriter on October 29, 2012 at 6:27 PM

Well, to be fair, the people of MA have forgiven Billy Buck. He was at Fenway for something in 1997, and he threw out the first pitch at Fenway on Opening Day in 2008, the first game after the Red Sox had won their second World Series in 3 years.

And more recently he was the manager of a semi-pro team in MA.

Del Dolemonte on October 29, 2012 at 6:32 PM

And in other news, Lena Dunham’s sister reveals that Lena lost her virginity in a threesome with Obama and Big Bird.

ardenenoch on October 29, 2012 at 6:31 PM

I’m disappointed in Big Bird; he could have done better than either of those two.

ghostwriter on October 29, 2012 at 6:32 PM

Gumbey in Oahu already?? Man, that boy moves fast…

jimver on October 29, 2012 at 6:10 PM

How soon was Hussein’s visit to his grandma, right after winning in 2008, forgotten by all. Just a coincidence, as was with Vince Foster and Shilary, the communist died right after his “visit”. I guess the other one in Kenya is under better watch by locals…

riddick on October 29, 2012 at 6:33 PM

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